The use of force against students is rare, but unlike other states, Maine’s lack of oversight and regulation of school-based police officers makes it difficult for parents to trust their schools are following best practices.
Maine is known for its craft breweries, and has more per capita than any other state in the U.S. But vestiges of Prohibition remain across the countryside.
Jeffrey T. Bishop is accused of trading drugs in his Calais Police Department cruiser for what police have called “a non-monetary form of payment” from a 39-year-old Baileyville woman, and of giving drugs to her teenage daughter in a high school parking lot.
Maine could follow in the footsteps of Colorado, which saw a 51 percent cannabis tourism boost after it legalized recreational marijuana in 2012, the first U.S. state to do so.
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With summer travel around the corner, tourists will be arriving before we know it.
Mental health experts agree that when the caregivers’ needs are met, the person receiving the care also benefits.
Though Strong’s hold on the toothpick industry eventually subsided, the story of ingenuity, invention and creative marketing is one to remember.